It’s no secret we’re huge fans of Benjamin Alire Sáenz at Vamos a Leer. Last year our book group read Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood, and this past February we read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. We absolutely loved both of them. So you can imagine how excited we were when we found out he’s going to be in Santa Fe!!
Named one of 2010’s “Fifty of the Most Inspiring Authors in the World” by Poets & Writers magazine, Sáenz studied philosophy and theology and was a Wallace E. Stegner fellow in poetry at Stanford University. Born in Old Picacho, New Mexico in 1954, Sáenz has been a member of the faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso since 1992. Continue reading